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If You Like: Supernatural
Then Watch: Dominion
Why: The angel garrison is a large part of Supernatural, and it’s front and center in Dominion. Not only do you get the most stunningly gorgeous wing porn you’ve ever laid eyes on in the brand-new Dominion, but a set of somewhat-diverse and interesting characters to boot. But I mean –come on. Stunning. Wing. Porn.
If You Like: Pirates
Then Watch: Crossbones
Why: Good piratey fun. Need I say more?
If You Like: Alients, Astronauts, Halle Berry
Then Watch: Extant
Why: It’s a high-concept sci-fi premise that holds promise, and worth sticking around for.
If You Like: Boardwalk Empire
Then Watch: The Knick
Why: Well, it hasn’t aired yet — it premieres on August 8th — but the premise is genuinely interesting, a ten-episode hospital drama set in 1900 in New York City. We’ll have to wait and see whether it lives up to it’s gritty promise, but I have hope for this one.
If You Like: Post-Apocalyptic Scenarios, e.g. Revolution
Then Watch: The Last Ship, The Leftovers
Why: In The Last Ship, a crew of a Navy destroyer finds themselves among the last people on earth. The Leftovers focuses on those left behind after 140 million people suddenly vanish from the face of the planet. Both are ten-episode series adapted from bestselling novels, and both seem worth checking out.
If You Like: Mad Men
Then Watch: Masters of Sex
Why: Season 2 has arrived for this saucy, tasteful drama, and should be just as promising and complex as its predecessor.
If You Like: Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow
Then Watch: Outlanders
Why: It’s a thrilling blend of sci-fi, fantasy, adventure, romance, and historical fiction, and the books were outstanding (no pun intended, although looking back, it should have been).
If You Like: Hannibal
Then Watch: Penny Dreadful
Why: It’s a psychological thriller depicting the origins of classic horror characters. It’s got style, it’s got grace, it’s got great chemistry between the characters. If you like sex, horror, violence, period dramas, or a nice combination of the four, then go check this one out. While I would be remiss to call the two shows similar, they do both have a knack for seducing the viewer.